COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The future of the Coon Rapids teen center remains up in the air but it appears the City Council is committed to keeping the doors open.
We found several kids having fun at the Teen Center Thursday, the last day of summer hours at the Riverwind Building. Up until the end of last year, the operations were funded mostly by Youth First through a county grant. But the organization has since dissolved and the community education department says the money has run out.
Teen Center Supervisor Kelli Neid says, "They can be themselves, they paint the walls, they kinda create it, they take ownership of the place, it really means a lot of these kids. A lot of kids come regularly every day we are open."
It costs about $10,000-12,000 a year to run the Teen Center in the Riverwind building which is owned by the city.
The City Council is currently looking at funding options to keep the doors open.
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